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Facts on Flomax

By Contributor ; Updated August 14, 2017

Reduce Your Prostate With Flomax

Flomax treats the symptoms of a condition called benign prostate hyperplasia, more commonly known as an enlarged prostate. Flomax relaxes the enlarged muscles in the bladder and prostate. This relieves the symptoms of benign prostate hyperplasia like the feeling of needing to urinate urgently or frequently, difficulty in beginning the urine flow and the need to urinate suddenly in the middle of the night. Flomax is also sometimes used to help prevent the formation of gallstones.

Establish a Schedule

Take your first dose of Flomax at bedtime to acclimate yourself to the medication. Then, choose a convenient time to take your dosage each day. By taking it at the same time, you establish an easy to remember routine and make sure it's effective. For example, take your Flomax 30 minutes after the same meal every day.

Give Yourself Time

You won't notice an improvement in the symptoms of your condition right after starting to take Flomax. It can take two to four weeks before you notice a difference. This is normal because it takes this long for the medication to begin working in your body. If you still haven't noticed an improvement after four weeks or if your symptoms worsen, talk to your doctor about changing your Flomax dosage.

Dizziness May Strike

Flomax makes some people feel dizzy or lightheaded. Be careful in situations where injury may occur if you should faint. Dizziness is the most common side effect but there is also a chance that you will experience weakness, blurred vision, runny nose or difficulty ejaculating. These side effects are common but if they worsen or don't go away, talk to your doctor.

Flomax Doesn't Always Mix

Talk to your doctor about any medical conditions that you're treating with prescription medications. Some medications used to treat high blood pressure and prostate cancer can interact with the ingredients in Flomax and won't allow it to work as efficiently. Provide your doctor with a complete list of all prescription medications you're currently taking, so he can better determine if Flomax is right for you.

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